the last time

copyright c e ayr

I didn’t know

I didn’t know
it was the last time
I’d ever hold your hand
or
I’d have clasped it longer
and more consciously
and treasured every touch

I didn’t know
it was the last time
I’d ever hear you laugh
or
I’d have tried harder
to be funny
to prolong the music

I didn’t know
it was the last time
I’d ever see your smile
or
I’d have done more
to please you
to bathe in its light

I didn’t know
it was the last time
I’d ever kiss your lips
or
I’d have wrapped you
more tightly in my arms
and savoured your sweet taste

I didn’t know
it was the last time
I’d ever smell autumn
in your hair
or
I’d have known
that winter
would be an eternity
of biting cold
and aching loneliness

Click here to hear the poet read his words:
https://ceayr.com/2022/04/24/the-last-time/

This entry was posted in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Go on, say something, even if it's rude!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.